Sep 3, 2010 6:30pm EDT
today. >>> physicist stephen hawking is best known for his complex theories about the universe but now has set the twitter universe on fire in a debate about god. hawking became the top trending topic after an excerpt of his new book presented his beliefs that a creator is unnecessary for the universe to exist. his theory is the creation of the universe was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics to which someone in our newsroom responded, okay, stephen hawking, explain this, how do you make a pair of cute baby pandas? don't answer that. that's between two consenting pandas, but this is a cute pair of baby pandas making their debut at a japanese zoo. brother and sister, three weeks old. they have already quadrupled in weight to a healthy 1.5 pounds each. >>> about that story we did recently about teenagers' addictions to cell phones. it was fairly accusatory. then today came this. two-thirds of adults say the phone is either in or next to the bed at night, though the younger you are the more likely that is. 90% of americans between 18 and 29 curl up with their phones. could th
Sep 3, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: for you, yes. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: when we first met stephen browning in 2003, he was a can-do american, freshly arrived to help rebuild iraq, as part of the pentagon's temporary government. >> i personally believe that there is no mission in the world more important than the mission that we are doing right here in this country today. >> reporter: today, he's a father of two, living outside of denver, and his assessment of the war now genuinely surprised me. you don't think it was worth it? >> i don't. we'll see. maybe iraq will be a shining star of democracy in the middle east. i just don't see it happening. >> reporter: this boy appeared in an abc news story in 2007. at age 12, he was working in a mechanic's shop because his father, the bredwinner, had died during the invasion. "i dream," he told us, "of going back to school." but three years later, we found him, still at work. i met this shia sheikh in 2003 when he was a serious 29-year-old. he is now a militia leader who is still anti-american that our local staff said interviewing him would be, quote, like throwing your
Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, stephen hayes, it turns out as we reported earlier in the 37 races for governor across the country this november in at least 20 of those states, including massachusetts and iowa, that in some cases republicans, some cases democrats, some cases both have endorsed an arizona-style crackdown on ill leam immigrants. will immigration be a voting issue this november? >> it always threatens to be a voting issue and it rarely is a voting issue. this year could be different. you are seeing candidates embrace arizona, but how many have we seen reported on that says it goes further than arizona? that is happening in wisconsin where i was a couple weeks ago. scott walker, the republican governor says i want arizona-plus and take away public funding from the illegal immigrants. >> it also feeds in a narrative that the federal government has been asleep on the job in terms of immigration and come place sant and folks want -- complacent of the folks wanting to take the government back. it will be an issue. of course, i think the economy is the top issue. but i think some folks will go to voting b
Sep 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
sunny and a little breezy. >>> stephen strasburg of the washington nationals will have surgery today in california, tommy john surgery on his right elbow. doctors give athletes and 90% chance of full recovery after this procedure. he will be out at least a year. thanks for watching. we will be at noon. regis and kelly next. we will be at noon. regis and kelly next.